Fashion Island Shopping District Provides the Ultimate Retail Experience

A Newport Beach vacation isn’t complete without a shopping excursion to exclusive Fashion Island. One of the country’s premier open-air luxury retail centers, Fashion Island offers unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment. Over the years, this shopping hot spot has been reinvented as a Mediterranean paradise. Keep reading to learn why vacationers can’t miss the Fashion Island shopping district.

About Fashion Island in Newport Beach

World-class department stores, exciting boutiques and specialty stores line its many charming sidewalks and courtyards. Chic cafes, fine restaurants and several al fresco dining areas entice visitors to sample an array of American and international culinary delights.

No matter where shoppers stroll on Fashion Island, gorgeous fountains fill the air with the delightful sounds of moving water, a Fashion Island hallmark. Koi ponds, 50-foot Italian pine trees, a stunning cast-iron Italianate gazebo, and majestic Palladian architectural accents create a distinctive Romanesque ambience that offers both elegance and relaxation. In addition, numerous comfortable seats and cafes invite shoppers to pause, sip a cappuccino, and enjoy the beautiful view and gorgeous southern California weather.

Stores in the Fashion Island Shopping District

Nowhere but at Fashion Island will shoppers find such a large collection of exclusive stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques. From Bloomingdales and Macy’s to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, every major upscale department store in America is represented on Fashion Island. The list of haute couture and exclusive designer shops seems endless as well. Specialty shops include Brandy Melville, K Hall Designs, Rebecca Taylor and more.

In addition to the elegant surroundings, Fashion Island offers a mix of services from hair salons to a Whole Foods grocery. Visitors will also find traditional American favorites like Subway, Victoria’s Secret, the Cheesecake Factory and Dick’s Sporting Goods on Fashion Island. When it’s time to take a break, choose between over 30 restaurants perfect for relaxing and filling up.

Those visiting on the weekends also enjoy live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, free fitness classes and seasonal events. Whatever time of year, this shopping destination welcomes everyone to shop — and play — til they drop.

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